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West Virginia whitewater, Madams Creek

Summers county, Madams Creek Road to New River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This stretch of Madams Creek in West Virginia is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+(IV) section. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Madams Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The nearby hotels
    are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions
for lots of people. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. The put-in is not too far from Beckley, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Winterplace has fine slopes and a friendly staff, and people from Lindside love to come here. Little Beaver State Park is both pleasant and picturesque, and it's near Madams Creek; a short trip to Alum Spring is always worthwhile. This river is so wonderful. Bluestone State Park is a perfect location to take a look at on a delightful day. At Madams Creek through the summertime months highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 30's, and overnight lows in the 10's for Madams Creek.

Madams Creek, Madams Creek Road to New River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Madams Creek.
 Whitewater Near Madams Creek:
Madams Creek, Summers County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Little Wolf Creek, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Pipestem Creek, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Tom Honaker Road to Bluestone Lake)
Big Creek, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
 Ski Areas Near Madams Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 15 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Madams Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Madams Creek:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 11 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 14 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 15 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 18 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Princeton, WV, Princeton , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Madams Creek:
Bass Lake Park, Hinton, 3 miles away
Bluestone Country Store and Camp, Hinton, 3 miles away
Bluestone State Park, Nimitz, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Madams Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 3 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Madams Creek:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 2 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 11 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Madams Creek
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 12 miles away

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